Theoretical Courses

Cognitive Neuroscience - Intelligence

Cognitive and non-cognitive factors influencing academic and life outcomes, and normal and pathological aging and the role of intelligence

Raffaella I. Rumiati, SISSA office 341, rumiati@sissa.it, https://insula.sissa.it

The course will be held always online and sometimes also in presence (SISSA, room 139)

How the Brain Tells Time

This course will offer an overview of the state of the art of the neuroscience of time, from theoretical models to empirical data. Particular emphasis will be given to the perception of time. 

Introduction to Systems and Computational Neuroscience: Evolution of Neural Computation

The course delineates the evolution of the vertebrate nervous systems, with a particular focus on mammals and among them on the human lineage.

Introduction to Systems and Computational Neuroscience: Tactile Perception

This course focuses on the basic principles of organization of the sensory pathways and their target regions of cerebral cortex.

Introduction to Systems and Computational Neuroscience: Visual Perception

The course focuses on the structure and functions of the mammalian visual systems, with a special emphasis on shape processing and object recognition.

Language, Reading and the Brain

This course offers an introduction to how the brain deals with language and reading. We will focus particularly on questions like -- is the relationship between sounds/letters and meaning arbitrary? What kind of information, then, is encoded in the language signal? How does the brain extract this information?

Learning, Inference, and Prediction in the Brain

This course is an introduction to the brain as a predictive organ. The brain learns about its environment and infers the state of that environment in order to predict it, which will help ensure its own survival.

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